Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Numis Securities reaffirmed a hold rating and set a GBX 1,650 ($22.80) price objective on shares of Compass Group in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Liberum Capital reiterated a buy rating and set a GBX 1,850 ($25.56) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a hold rating and set a GBX 1,600 ($22.11) target price on shares of Compass Group in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Peel Hunt reiterated a buy rating on shares of Compass Group in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on shares of Compass Group from GBX 1,745 ($24.11) to GBX 1,785 ($24.66) and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,690.39 ($23.35).
Compass Group (CPG) traded down GBX 15 ($0.21) during midday trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1,521.50 ($21.02). The company had a trading volume of 2,650,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,990,000. The company has a market capitalization of $24,090.00 and a PE ratio of 2,142.96. Compass Group has a 12 month low of GBX 1,396.50 ($19.29) and a 12 month high of GBX 1,698 ($23.46).
In other news, insider John Bason bought 864 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of GBX 1,548 ($21.39) per share, with a total value of £13,374.72 ($18,478.47). Also, insider Ireena Vittal bought 1,834 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 1,515 ($20.93) per share, with a total value of £27,785.10 ($38,387.81).
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Compass Group Company Profile
Compass Group PLC provides food and support services. The Company’s segments include North America, Europe, Rest of World and Central activities. The Europe segment includes Turkey and Russia. The Rest of World segment includes Japan. The Company delivers services in sectors, including business and industry; healthcare and seniors; education; defense, offshore and remote, and sports and leisure.
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